Black Lips - Apocalypse Love

 (Limited Edition Violet Colored Vinyl)


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The Black Lips return with Apocalypse Love

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The Black Lips return with their 10th studio effort Apocalypse Love, scorched with their trademark menace, it cryogenically mutates all recognised musical bases; it spins yarns about vintage Soviet synths, Benzedrine stupors, coup de' tats, stolen valor and certified destruction, all set against a black setting sun. Since the turn of the decade the band have transformed from austere country pioneers, into a set of Lynchian surrealists, hellbent on recalibrating the history of rock ‘n' roll.

Singer and saxophonist Zumi Rosow muses, "It's a weird dance record, one that reflects the moment that the world's in right now..." Apocalypse Love is an album that emanates from a dive bar jukebox in the back of your mind; with a playlist that bends between tub thumping doom-glam, Plastic Ono singalongs, cocktail-shaken space age pop, Morricone reverberations and lo-fi outsider acoustic-punk, with mariachi horns, theremins, drum machines and harmonies filtering through the infectious melodies.

Stand-out number "Among The Dunes" is an amorphous platform-heeled anthem, a signature sax-fueled stomper filled with trippy swagger. While opener "No Rave" proffers a hypnotic locked groove, with Cole Alexander's trademark snarl delivered over a sulphurous wall of distorted hedonism, a dystopian anthem for an apocalyptic manifesto. Meanwhile, the twisted exotica of "Whips Of Holly" with its silver screen façade is like the soundtrack to a classic Theda Bara vamp-fest. As the band venture into their third decade, Apocalypse Love is proof that The Black Lips show no sign of slowing down

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1. No Rave
2. Love Has Won
3. Stolen Valor
4. Lost Angel
5. Whips of Holly
6. Apocalypse Love
7. Operation Angela.
8. Crying on A Plane
9. Sharing My Cream
10. Among The Dunes
11. Tongue Tied
12. Antiaris Toxicaria
13. The Concubine

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